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TK-421
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“Storm, wind, the wild March sky, sunsets and dawns; the birds and bees, butterflies and flowers of her garden, with a few trusted human friends, were sufficient companionship. The coming of the first robin was a jubilee beyond crowning of monarch or birthday of pope; the first red leaf hurrying through "the altered air," an epoch. Immortality was close about her; and while never morbid or #melancholy, she lived in its presence.” #QuotsySep21

TK-421 from preface by Mabel Loomis Todd 12mo
TheSpineView 👍🤩 12mo
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TheSpineView
Jacob's Room | Virginia Woolf
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TK-421 💙 12mo
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GatheringBooks
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TK-421 💙 12mo
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Traci1
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This one is calling to me today. Hoping it lives up to all the good things I've heard. 🤞

Eggbeater I loved this one! 14mo
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Clwojick
Crossroads | Belva Plain
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Pickpick

This was my #TripleSpin book, which means I‘ve now read all three picks 7 days into the month! 😱I usually get tempted by new releases and never end up sticking to a planned TBR! I‘m quite proud of myself.😅

This book was enjoyable, though slow in pace and far from my current usual reads. I‘m glad I read it, but it was time to get it off my shelf.

#27Hours7Days ⏱ 26h19m

TheAromaofBooks Great work!! I haven't even started my first! 😂 2y
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌 2y
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SW-T
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Pickpick

Not an easy book to review. The writing isn‘t complex or unreadable, it‘s a hard book to read because the subject is complex and you constantly have to stop and think about what you just read. Worth every minute, but not something you‘ll get through quickly. I‘ve been reading it in snippets for AGES and it definitely made me do some thinking. (Something I appreciate.) While a reread will take some time, I plan to reread this one for sure.

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SW-T
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I am consuming books rather than reading them.

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SW-T
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Waiting seems at odds with progress, and we seldom ask whether it might have a purpose in and of itself.

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SW-T
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Acedia: a state of listlessness or torpor; not caring; being unable to perform one's duties. Acedia is more than just laziness or apathy. It‘s a dejection that makes it hard to commit to spiritual and ascetic practices, boredom that leads to falling asleep while reading, and frustration with life in general.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/desert-fathers-sins-acedia-sloth

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GatheringBooks
Melancholy | Alberto Manguel, Tim Wilkinson, Lszl F. Fldnyi (Foldenyi)
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#AuldLangReads Day 15: These are both #NewToYouAuthor(s) for me. I found both on Goodwill while book hunting in Antioch. I always keep an eye out for international translated titles such as these especially as we are doing A Year Of International Literature #ReadIntl2020 at GatheringBooks.

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 3y
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